ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 28, 2009) – British-bred import Restless Soul, contentious without a victory in six previous U.S. starts, broke through on Wednesday to capture Santa Anita’s $52,400 allowance feature for fillies and mares at 1 ¼ miles on turf.

With Joel Rosario in the saddle, the 5-year-old mare made her winning move on the extreme outside while rounding the final turn to gain a 2 ¼ length victory over 2-1 favorite Carnival Queen.

The first two finishers rallied from fifth and sixth, respectively, in the field of six with the winner crossing the wire in 2:01.93. Fire n’Brimstone finished third, one-half length behind the runner-up.

Sent off as the 3-1 third choice, Restless Soul paid $8.80, $4 and $2.80. Carnival Queen, ridden by Garrett Gomez, paid $3.40 and $2.20. Fire n’Brimstone, handled by Tyler Baze, returned $2.40 to show.

It was only the second win in 20 career starts for the daughter of Singspiel, who had been second in three of her stateside races, third in another, and fourth in the other pair including her most recent, Hollywood Park’s Hermosa Beach Handicap on Nov. 9.

Wednesday’s win was worth $31,200, which boosted Restless Soul’s career earnings to $85,776 from an overall record of 2-3-1 in her 20 races. She is trained by Ben Cecil, who owns the bay mare in partnership with James McCalmont and Karl Webster.

Racing continues at Santa Anita on Thursday with an eight-race program that gets underway at 1 p.m.